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Showing Excerpts On Your Front Page?//The Help Made It Worse!! (7 posts)

  1. VinceL
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello. I just installed wordpress at http://www.capitolannex.com. However, the entire posts are showing on the front page, and I only want excerpts to show with a link to read more or whatever like most blogs I see.

    How do I accomplish this????

  2. sadish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    try to find the_content() in the index.php

    replace it with the_excerpt()

    Let me know if it works.

    Thanks
    Sadish

  3. VinceL
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That worked...now, how do I get it to show something so people know there is more to read???

  4. VinceL
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WAIT! NO....that DID NOT WORK AT ALL. Now the rest of the post has dissappeared except for the excerpt. I click on the link to the post and nothing but the excerpt is there. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. sadish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now change it to

    the_content('Continue Reading')

    .
    Then in each of your post, go to edit post.
    put the cursor on the end of first paragraph.
    click on the 'more' button that is above the text.

    then save the post.

    now go to the homepage and see if that works.

    thanks
    Sadish

  6. VinceL
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wait, change it BACK from

    the_content() (which I changed it back to after the problem) to the_excerpt() and then the_content('Continue Reading')
    or just change the_content() to the_content('Continue Reading')?

  7. sadish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    whether you have the_excerpt or the_content, just change it to the_content('continue reading').

    and do the above mentioned step on each post.

    Thanks

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